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  1. Ruslan

    Ruslan Oakley Beginner

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    Hello :)

    I am new member of this forum and I pretty much did all the research I could however I would like to ask the experienced ones here for some advice :cool-33:
    I recently stumbled upon These Massdrop: Bringing Enthusiasts Together gorgeous sunglasses and instant fell in love with Oakley's!
    After extensive research I found Carbon blade ones which look even better and I think I will check them out.
    The Ferrari edition that I'm looking at are Ruby Iridium Polarized, seems that they are quite good vs full sun from Oakley Sunglasses Lens Guide I found.

    I would love someone who has Ruby Iridium to comment regarding how it feels on the sun, maybe some other lens would be better? The best would be probably black iridium, however they are just black and dull no?
    Also what style would you recommend for big head and big nose guy like me ? I'm leaning towards Carbon Blade ones, any suggestions ?

    Thanks!
     
    Last edited: 5/17/16
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  2. VolcanOG

    VolcanOG Xs and Os Premium Member

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    No experience with carbon blades but the Ruby lens is nice for direct sun. I use it a lot and live in Hawaii.

    Big head? @Dnkeyhnter can help with that :)
    I go straight to X Metals and would tell you Romeo, XX and XS are perfect for the big headed folk ;)
     
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  3. VolcanOG

    VolcanOG Xs and Os Premium Member

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    No experience with carbon blades but the Ruby lens is nice for direct sun. I use it a lot and live in Hawaii.

    Big head? @Dnkeyhnter can help with that :)
    I go straight to X Metals and would tell you Romeo, XX and XS are perfect for the big headed folk ;)
     
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    #1 Stunna! Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    I agree with the expert @Xs and Os ... he knows metals! :cool-20:
     
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  5. Ruslan

    Ruslan Oakley Beginner

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    Hahaha :) I will check them when I'm going to the shop next week, hoping there will be more suggestions by that time :)
     
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    #1 Stunna! Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    :welcome:
     
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  7. cyclerdoug

    cyclerdoug Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    @Ruslan welcome to the big head club! Here is what fits me:

    Juliet, XX, Romeo. ( X-Metal)

    Holbrook, Fuel Cell, Hijinx, Garage Rock, Eye Jacket, and the Jupiters...all versions except the LX! (O Matter)

    The Tin Series works for me and I own a few..Tincan and Tinfoil.

    In your research if you like any of the ones I mentioned they will probably work. Please remember though...having a big head like me does not mean what fits me will work for you!! You
    Are doing the right thing by trying them on first!

    Some of the models I mentioned above (all the X Metals, for example), are not made anymore so trying them on without buying them may prove difficult.

    Good Luck and let us know how you make out!!
     
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  8. Ruslan

    Ruslan Oakley Beginner

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    @cyclerdoug thanks for the info.
    I will be checking the store next week, MUST try them all haha :)
    What lens would you suggest? The sun is hellish one here... just yesterday it was 42 celcius.
     
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  9. cyclerdoug

    cyclerdoug Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    Now you've opened another can of worms!! LENSES! :(

    My first suggestion, before you even get too deep into "how cool they look" is to search our site here and find the Oakley Lens Transmission Chart. That will tell you the specific light transmission for each lens and what the recommended use is.

    For any specific lens questions I would ask @kronin323 first, his knowledge of the lenses and their specific attributes is extensive. It will help if you have specific questions for him when you get to that point, rather than generic "Is this good for clouds?" stuff. You seem like you are doing some serious research and shopping, we get a lot of the above questions and when some of the experts chime in it seems like the newbies wander away never to be seen again or outright ignore the information and buy the "coolest color". So prepare.

    Good Luck!
     
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  10. kronin323

    kronin323 Font of Useless Knowledge Premium Member

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    The red iridium on Ruby gives the base tint a bluish hue; some like that and some don't.

    The first question you should ask yourself is, do you want a neutral or contrast base tint?
     
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